Specialized Epic Expert EVO XC Full Suspension

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $4100.00

Product Description

For trail inclined speed freaks, the Evo is evolved with meatier trail capability.
  • M5 alloy frame rules the Competitive XC category with 100mm of supple FSR suspension, delivering small bump performance and smooth terrain efficiency
  • Specialized and Fox blend their brains to develop the FlowControl Mini Brain shock with Brain Fade inertia valve, air spring and adjustable rebound for World Cup - and local trail - domination
  • Battle-tested RockShox SID RLT 120mm air-sprung fork with rebound, compression, lockout adjust and floodgate control dials in the perfect pedaling platform while remaining light weight
  • Newly revamped for increased stiffness, the Roval Control AL wheelset with durable alloy hubs, oversized 28mm end caps, and stainless DT Swiss spokes powers over the bumpy stuff with greater control
  • Both 2Bliss Ready, the S-Works Purgatory 2.2" front tire works in concert with The Captain Control 2.0" rear tire to deliver exceptional traction for pinpoint cornering and braking in varied conditions
  • Specialized Command Post is a 3-position adjustable-height seatpost with remote lever for on-the-fly changes to riding position; 100mm travel

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sherri a Cross Country Rider from Michigan

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2011

Strengths:    Lightweight, smooth shifting, wheelset- a downright cool looking bike. The saddle is surprisingly comfortable...

Weaknesses:    I'm not a fan of the adjustable seatpost... too heavy and of no use for me in the midwest. I think the retail price is a little high considering it's not carbon.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is nimble. Climbs very well and handles great. The tires, while highly ranked, don't fare well on dry clay-like soil as they'll wash out in the corners. Thinkin' about swapping them out. The components are top-notch and I'm impressed with the shifting. This bike is so light that it's easy to flip around on the trails and huck off of drops with ease. I sold the Command post on Ebay and got some good $$ for it. Used the extra dough to buy the new seatpost and a computer.

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Favorite Trail:   Poto

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3250.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant Trance 2, Kona Kahuna

Bike Setup:   Stock except swapped out the seatpost for a Thomson Elite. Speedplay Frog pedals.

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